Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cooking basket
  • unknown Qwu’lh-hwai-pum (Klikitat) or Tsilhqot'in maker
  • cooking basket, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Washington, United States or British Columbia, Canada
  • cedar bark, plant fiber, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 28 x 26 x 35.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 11 x 10 1/4 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2599

The oval basket is on a smaller base that flares slightly to the midpoint, where the sides become straight. The cedar body is decorated with horizontal bands of light natural fibers.